From left to right, I planted (1) Victor (from Ed). (2) Bloody Butcher (from Mr. H. 2011), I planted this variety in 2011 and it earned a spot in this year's garden. (3) Coastal Pride Orange (also from Mr. H. 2011), another winner from last year's garden. (4) Homestead (from WinterSown SASE 2009), I plant this one every year, as it's dependable and I love the flavor. (5) Bush Celebrity (WinterSown SASE 2012) first time planting this variety, but I used to always plant Celebrity and like them. (6) Rio Fuego (WinterSown SASE 2012) first time planting this variety. (7) Mountain Princess (from Wendy 2012) first time planting this variety.
Next I dug multiple roots and suckers from around the lilac tree, making a nice soft flower bed for some zinnias. I got a bit carried away with planting zinnia seeds this spring, and they are not only outgrowing their containers, but many are getting flower buds. I found room for 16 plants under the lilac. I have no idea what I'll do with the remaining plants.
A half circle of Lilliput and Sprite zinnias on each side, and to the rear of, the barrel. I have two leftover broccoli plants that will fit behind them against the chain link fence. I had planned on Honey Bear squash in the barrel, but it might be sweet potatoes. It depends on whether the potatoes have slips in time (I doubt they will).